Twenty-year-old newcomer Andrew Cushin is quickly building a reputation in an old school, word-of-mouth style. A strong following in his hometown of Newcastle saw him sell out The Cluny before officially releasing any music, while his debut single It’s Gonna Get Better introduced his talents to a wider audience. He has just recently released new track, Waiting for the Rain, which he spoke with The Fountain about.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Waiting for the Rain?

People have taken really well to waiting for the rain which I’m extremely pleased about.

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

One sentence… that’s a hard one. Probably by just saying, it’s a song I’ve had since I was 15 and no matter what the reaction it will always be a special song to me.

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences?

My idols are and have always been, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Richard Ashcroft is another one.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to an EP, LP?

I’m hoping to get one more single out before the end of the year then start preparations for an EP next year.